Everton have confirmed the signing of Wayne Rooney, who rejoins boyhood from Manchester United on a two-year deal.
In a statement released on the club’s official website, the Toffees said; “Everton can confirm that Wayne Rooney has rejoined the Club from Manchester United on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.”
Rooney spent 13 fruitful years with the Red Devils, where he won 5 Premier League titles, 1 Champions League, 1 FA cup, 3 league cups and 1 FIFA club world championship.
Commenting on the move, manager Ronald Koeman said; “Wayne has shown me that ambition that we need and that winning mentality – he knows how to win titles and I’m really happy he’s decided to come home.
“He loves Everton and he was desperate to come back. He is still only 31 and I don’t have any doubts about his qualities. It’s fantastic he’s here,” the former Southampton boss added.
The England all time top scorer says he’s excited to be back at Goodison Park.
“It’s a great feeling to be back. I’m excited,” he said.
“I cannot wait to meet the lads, get on the training pitch and then get on the pitch to play. I’m ecstatic – I just cannot wait to get back playing.
“I’m excited, and I’m excited by the signings that the Club have made. This club is moving forward. This football club should be winning trophies and we’re taking huge steps to being involved and trying to win trophies,” the 31-year-old added.
Rooney made his debut for Everton in a PL as a 16-year-old, making 77 appearances for the Toffees, scoring 17times before earning a £27m move to Old Trafford, where he emerged the club’s all time top scorer with 253 goals.
Rooney becomes Everton’s sixth signing of the summer, after the arrival of Jordon Pickford, defender Michael Keane, Dutchman Davy Klassen and forwards Sandro Ramirez and Henry Onyekuru.